Form - Fan palm. Slow growing to 40'. Dense canopy of stiff fronds contrast
with graceful inflorescences that arch downward.
Trunk - Gray trunk with ringed appearance. Covered with a skirt of old
Foliage - Silvery blue leaves with 30 - 50 folds divided nearly to the
middle with a waxy surface. Leaf segments are 6 - 8' long with fans of
3' long by 4' wide. Petioles of 3' have many strong hook-like spine-teeth.
Flowers/fruit - Creamy white to yellow inflorescences that extend well
beyond foliage are followed by 3/4" yellow drupes with brown stripes.
When ripe the globular fruits turn black.
No significant pest problems are known at this time. .
Sunset zones - 10,12 - 17,19 - 24.
-Suitable for 3' parkways or cutouts. Suitable under utility lines for
many years due to slow growth.
for medians, parks and lawns.
Tolerates heat and wind as well as temperatures to 18 degrees. Prune immediately
after flowering period to avoid excessive seed drop.